“Matsui and Ichiro go back a ways. The two first met in high school. Matsui was a junior at Seiryo High School when its team traveled to play Aikoudai Meiden High School, where Ichiro was a senior. Teams frequently take communal baths in Japan, and because Matsui’s school was the guest, it was allowed to use the bath first. But the first bath also is generally reserved for seniors, and when Ichiro arrived, he took note that Matsui was already in the water.”—Exploring the relationship between Japanese stars Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui - ESPN
“'I’m sure of two things,' Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso said. 'I’m certain we’ll play better at Fresno because we can’t play any worse than we did this weekend, and the other thing is we’ll never wear these pink jerseys again.'”—Rainbows bounced - Hawaii News - Staradvertiser.com
“After all, what’s the most you could hope for in a doc that chronicles the artistic collaboration, public romance, and slow-dissolve breakup of Oscar-winners Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová? Would it be a bracingly personal, smart, and bittersweet (but not cloying) film with impassioned musical performances thrown in every few minutes? If so, get thee to Tribeca, because your hopes have just become reality.”—Reviews: Tribeca 2011: THE SWELL SEASON Review
'Our goal is for no one to notice that we were even here,' one of the 353rd’s members, Maj. John Traxler, said last week. At that time, he was directing taxiing aircraft with a radio on his back because the control tower was still under repair.
This is not to say that the U.S. military has shied from trumpeting its sweeping aid operation, involving 18,000 people and 20 ships, including the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. The Pentagon has dubbed it Operation Tomodachi, Japanese for ‘friend,’ reflecting its goal of fostering good will in a nation that hosts 50,000 U.S. troops.